The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

GxP
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 - 138
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GxP 3 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% - 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.13% - 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Median daily rate £488 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +36.98% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

GxP is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 266 402 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.08% 10.46% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 233 260
Median daily rate £425 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £567 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.33% +137.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing GxP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for GxP in the North West

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GxP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in the North West

GxP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 2 £488 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
GxP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for GxP.

1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Acronis
3 1 (25.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Workday
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management

GxP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
General
1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Acronis
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Workday